Musician Raphael Gimenes left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar

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The musician Raphael Gimenes purchased his Lineu Bravo guitar in July 2017 when he went to Brazil. He got to know Lineu Bravo’s work on the internet and through other musicians. He met the guitarist Daniel Marques, also a Lineu Bravo client, who told him about the luthier. Besides Daniel, other musicians that he met at the University of Minas Gerais, where he studied in 2014, also suggested Lineu to him.

Raphael spent 5 months travelling around South America (Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina) with the guitar, composing new songs for his second album. In 2018 and 2019, he went on several tours with his Lineu Bravo guitar.
Raphael left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo Guitar

“My Lineu Bravo guitar has an impressive sound. Everybody says that. It has a clear sound. It sounds like water touching polished stones on a sunny morning. The guitar is beautiful, and I like it very much. I play it on all the songs in my second album.”

About Raphael Gimenes career

The musician was born in Recife and lived in The USA, Sweden, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and nowadays he lives in Denmark.

His first album named “Raphael Gimenes & As Montanhas de Som” was released in Europe and Asia, and was called a “masterpiece” in Japan. The album also won an award in 2016 on a website called Written in Music.

Nowadays, he is recording his second album, named “América do Sol”, with songs in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He recently went on a tour in Argentina and Brazil, where he made a partnership with Brazilian musicians, such as the singer Ilessi.

 

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Paula Borghi and Mauricio Carrilho, Lineu Bravo’s clients, play together and impress

Video recently published by Paula Borghi overwhelmed the luthier Lineu Bravo

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The luthier Lineu Bravo was really touched by seeing two clients playing together on a video that has recently been published on Facebook. The musicians Paula Borghi, who has a 6-string guitar made by the luthier, and Maurício Carrilho, who played in the video a 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar with Canadian cedar top, made in 2006. The song was named “Desnorteada”, composed by Mauricio.

 

About Paula Borghi

Paula was born in Santo Andre, in São Paulo, and when she was 9 years old she started studying music at Tatuí Conservatorium.

She also has a degree in music and has achieved the first place in many important guitar contests.

In 2013, she released an álbum named “Café da Dona Chica” with the group água de Vintém. Also in 2013, she released an álbum in partnership with Mauricio Carrilho.

She plays in partnership with important Brazilian musicians such as Maurício Carrilho, Cristóvão Bastos, Alessandro Penezzi, Nailor Proveta, Pedro Amorim, Toninho Carrasqueira, Aquiles Morais, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Antônio Rocha, Luciana Rabelo, Toninho Ferragutti, Paulo Sérgio Santos. Nowadays she teaches music lessons.

 

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About Mauricio Carrilho

 Mauricio Carrilho, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, is a musician, producer, and a popular Brazilian song researcher. He is also a Lineu Bravo’s client.

He started his career in 1977, taking part of many musical groups such as “Carioquinhas” and “O Trio”.

In the late 90’s, Mauricio established a record label with Luciana Rabello, the “Acarei Records”, where he has been doing a great research about Choro.

The musician also develops a great work on education, travelling around Brazil, attending workshops based on Choro (the first popular Brazilian music genre).

Mauricio Carrilho and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Mauricio got a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2006, a 7-string guitar with Canadian cedro top.At the time, he gave his instrument to an Australian friend, the musician Doug De Vries, who played the guitar and felt in love with it, but he could not wait his own to be ready.  Mauricio says he did it because he was sure he would receive an instrument as good as the one he had.

So, Lineu Bravo made a second guitar for him, just like the another one.

Mauricio gave a testimonial about Lineu Bravo’s guitar:

“In my opinion, Lineu Bravo is the best Brazilian Luthier. I think that’s because he has a rare skill with wood, a simple and flawless finishing, a regularity in the results that made me deliver it to a foreign friend (Douglas de Vries), who couldn’t wait his guitar to be ready, my own guitar. I did that peacefully because I was sure that I would receive from Lineu another instrument so good as that one that I used to have. Besides all that, Lineu is the first high level Brazilian luthier who has a musical education completely connected to ‘Choro’. He is a great mandolin and ‘cavaquinho’ soloist, although a little bit out of practice due to the big amount of orders, which conveys all his success. He knows the timbre characteristics and playability that an instrument should have in order to help the musician to have a good performance. So, his guitars, ‘cavaquinhos’ and mandolins have the perfect tuning, volume, projection, they are comfortable and have a big stability, even when subjected to extreme conditions of temperature and humidity. Anyway, Lineu Bravo is the biggest example of the great progress that Brazilian lutheria has reached over the last years, thanks to a lot of masters work. And it is not easy to be the best among so many competent people.”

 

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About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Learn more about Julio Lemos’ career, Lineu Bravo client

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The musician Julio Lemos is guitarist, arranger, and music teacher at UFG. He purchased his guitar in 2013, a 7-nylon string guitar with cedar top and elevated fingerboard. He got to know about Lineu Bravo through Rogério Caetano and Marco Pereira, Lineu’s clients.

Julio left a testimonial about his 7-string guitar made by the luthier: “The guitar that I play, made by Lineu, is a 7-nylon string guitar, with elevated fingerboard and cedar top. It is an instrument that has great quality in so many aspects. Talking about the timbre, the guitar has the ideal sonority to play Brazilian music because it brings about the timbre of guitars played by Rafael Rabelo, Baden Powell and Marco Pereira. It has a high sound intensity, which makes the right hand play more easily since we do not need to use a lot of strength to make a sound. The guitar has good mechanics which makes the technical part on the elevated fingerboard easier. I can see that the strings are very close to the fretboard and it makes the left hand’s playability easier. It works perfectly at solo performances and duo. Nowadays I use the “Carlos Juan” sensor, made in Germany and installed by Paulo Belinati that translates pretty well the original timbre of the acoustic guitar.”

Julio Lemos career

Julio Cesar Moreira Lemos, began his musical studies at the age of thirteen. Graduated in music at Veiga Valle school.
He has also been a music teacher since 2003.

He has already performed all over Brazil and also in Portugal, Spain, and Germany. He plays Brazilian Popular Music by great composers, such as Villa Lobos, Radamez Ganattali, Garoto, Guinga, Badem Powel, Asttor Piazzola and Marco Pereira.

The musician plays a lot of music genres, such as Samba, Choro and Bossa-Nova, playing along with singers and soloists.

He is a member of an instrumental group called “Brasil in Trio” composed by Everton Luiz and Diego Amaral. They play Choro Baião, Maracatu, Samba and Bossa Nova.

Julio Lemos is also a composer and arranger.

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Raphael Gimenes plays Lineu Bravo’s guitar around the world

Raphael Gimenes, Brazilian musician and luthier Lineu Bravo’s client, is currently living in Denmark, and he is also a composer, guitarist and singer.

Raphael Gimenes e seu violão Lineu Bravo em Titicaca, lago localizado no Peru

Raphael Gimenes and his Lineu Bravo guitar in Titicaca, Peru

In August, the musician is going on a tour in Japan with the instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo: “This guitar that Lineu made for me makes me very happy here in Europe. I am also recording new songs with it that I will probably use in my next album”, said Raphael.

Raphael Gimenes purchased his Lineu Bravo guitar in July 2017, when he went to Taubaté, city where Lineu lives.

The musician said that he was looking for a new guitar in 2014: “I was spending some time in Brazil, in Belo Horizonte, and I heard that his guitars were the best. But, at that time, it was not possible, that’s why I had to wait a little bit until 2016, when I ordered the guitar.”

 

The musician left a testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitar:

“Lineu Bravo guitar is masterful, the best I’ve ever had. The sound reverberates very well and the harmonics left by every note, every chord, which are crystal clear, echo in the ears and in the heart of those who listen to it for longer than in other guitars.”

Raphael Gimenes e seu violão Lineu Bravo na Bolívia

Raphael Gimenes and his Lineu Bravo guitar in Bolivia

 

Rapahel Gimenes Career

 Rapahel Gimenes has been living in Scandinavia for over 10 years. His first album, “Raphael Gimenes & As Montanhas de Som”, can be found in Europe and Asia. His music mixes Brazilian folklore elements and modern chords, which take the listener to Brazil.

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.